Rowan County, North Carolina Population 2022

Rowan County, North Carolina's estimated population is 144,968 with a growth rate of 0.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rowan County, North Carolina is the 23rd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 138,331 and has seen a growth of 4.80% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179015,8280.00%
180020,0604,23226.74%
181021,5431,4837.39%
182026,0094,46620.73%
183020,786-5,223-20.08%
184012,109-8,677-41.74%
185013,8701,76114.54%
186014,5897195.18%
187016,8102,22115.22%
188019,9653,15518.77%
189024,1234,15820.83%
190031,0666,94328.78%
191037,5216,45520.78%
192044,0626,54117.43%
193056,66512,60328.60%
194069,20612,54122.13%
195075,4106,2048.96%
196082,8177,4079.82%
197090,0357,2188.72%
198099,1869,15110.16%
1990110,60511,41911.51%
2010138,33127,72625.07%
2011137,805-526-0.38%
2012137,511-294-0.21%
2013137,6901790.13%
2014138,0803900.28%
2015138,4974170.30%
2016139,4109130.66%
2017140,3569460.68%
2018141,1287720.55%
2019142,0889600.68%
2020143,0489600.68%
2021144,0089600.67%
2022144,9689600.67%
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Rowan County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White107,43076.20%
Black or African American22,73716.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native8020.57%
Asian1,4311.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.01%
Some Other Race4,0792.89%
Two or More Races4,4833.18%
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Rowan County, North Carolina Population by Race

Rowan County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Rowan County, North Carolina Median Age

40.3


Total

39


Male

41.6


Female

Rowan County, North Carolina Adults

There are 109,558 adults, (24,653 of whom are seniors) in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Rowan County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Rowan County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

71,305

50.58%

Male

69,673

49.42%

Rowan County, North Carolina Population by Age

Rowan County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rowan County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All69.7%30.3%
Male63%37%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Female44.4%55.6%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rowan County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All54,1372.5269.7
Married26,1093.1283.7
Male3,1183.3163
Female7,5693.1844.4
Non Family17,3411.260.8

3.05

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Rowan County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,3014.41%
9th to 12th Grade9,3889.64%
High School Graduate31,76732.61%
Some College22,74523.35%
Associates Degree9,89310.15%
Bachelors Degree13,97514.34%
Graduate Degree5,3595.50%
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Rowan County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rowan County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander161611
Asian1,087773289
White74,49765,54615,982
Black14,40612,6522,246
Hispanic6,0883,670628
Native American62656661
2+ Races1,6981,254153
Other Race2,2681,146108

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 68.75%.

Rowan County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,796$41,043$31,270
Less Than 9th Grade$24,696$26,781$15,507
High School Graduate$31,934$36,276$27,616
Some College$35,874$43,737$28,076
Bachelors Degree$48,985$56,088$44,890
Graduate Degree$55,711$80,208$51,653

$35,796

Average Earnings

$41,043

Average Male

$31,270

Average Female

Rowan County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rowan County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Rowan County, North Carolina Language

91.19% of Rowan County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.46% of the population.

Rowan County, North Carolina Language

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,5884,53636.03%
Multiple4,0931,06826.09%
Black21,0625,28225.08%
Native77115520.10%
White99,30611,88111.96%
Asian1,402976.92%
Other1,263NaN%

16.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.36%

Male Poverty Rate

17.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 36.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.76%.

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.20%
High School13.99%
Some College10.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.96%
Male Unemployed25.26%
Female Employed9.75%
Female Unemployed41.65%

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rowan County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,054$67,690
Families$62,091$79,339
Married Families$76,903$93,448
Non Families$29,128$39,200
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Income by Household Type

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status

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9,045

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,536
First Gulf War1,603
Vietnam3,346
Korea684
World War II317

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34820
35 to 541,874
55 to 641,865
65 to 742,498
75+1,988

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,5828.88%
Black1,1856.91%
Native American9915.81%
Asian161.40%
Islander16100.00%
Other Race150.56%
2+ Races1325.25%
Hispanic1972.64%

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Rowan County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Rowan County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.97%

Born in Rowan County, North Carolina

95.37%

Native Born

4.63%

Foreign Born

3.53%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.37% of Rowan County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.97% having been born in North Carolina. 3.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rowan County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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